biggest state in the country with an all democratic delegation. and they've only elected one republican to the senate in 40 years. brown back in that 2010 special election to fill ted kennedy's seat. or, you know, the people's seat. brown was able to win in '10 in part because turnout was really low and popular frustration with obama and the ruling democrats was really, really high. so republicans, the few there are in massachusetts, flocked to the polls and so did independents angry at obama. they weren't as excited at the self-destructive candidate. and there's your five point scott brown win. then look what happened this fall. brown was still popular, but turnout was much higher. in a normal or high turnout massachusetts, republicans just don't win. at least when it comes to federal office. if you're scott brown, here's what you're looking at now. you can run in the 2013 special election and maybe win.